January 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

About Town

Shakespeare workshop slated at arts center

An Emmy Award-winning actress will direct a free Shakespearean workshop at 3 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Jamestown Arts Center.  More...

Arts center to screen film festival comedies

Seven comedic selections from the Rhode Island International Film Festival will be screened at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

Eighth-graders selling tickets for pasta dinner

The eighth-grade class from Lawn School will host a fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 22 at Melrose School. Proceeds from the pasta dinner, silent auction and raffles will benefit the class trip to Washington, D.C. More...

Island History

Jamestown Historical Society News

The exhibit “Nina A. Baugh: In Search of a Studio of Her Own” will open on Jan. 16 the Jamestown Arts Center with a reception from 6-8 p.m. More...

island History

100 years ago From the Newport Journal, Jan. 14, 1916 Ten degrees above zero was reported from the more exposed parts of the island Saturday morning. 75 years ago From the Newport Daily News, Jan. 10, 1941 More...

Obituaries

Mary Elizabeth (Williams) LaMotte

Mary Elizabeth LaMotte, 78, of The Highlands, Topsham, Maine, died peacefully at her home on Jan. 6, 2016. She was born in Bethesda, Md., March 9, 1938, the daughter of David J. and Gertrude (Jones) Williams. More...

Helen A. (McCafferty) Page

Helen A. (McCafferty) Page, 91, of Jamestown passed away peacefully Jan. 11, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late William Tyler Page, III. Born in Jamestown, she was a daughter of the late Phillip V. More...

Nancy deLeigal Wood

Nancy deLeigal Wood, 70, lately of Jamestown, passed away peacefully in Danvers, Mass., after a four-year battle with cancer, within minutes of the winter solstice. More...

Answers to library questions remain on shelf

State librarian offers little on how locals should govern site

It could be another case of Rhode Island being Rhode Island, but it turns out the state’s 39 cities and towns do things their own way when it comes to governing their libraries. More...

Weather confuses humpback whale

As the weather gets colder, the odds diminish of seeing a sailboat skirting along the water. So, what some eagle-eyed observers witnessed in the bay last month was rarer than a January regatta. More...

News

Experts testify for condominium developer

The proposed Jamestown Terrace condominium complex took another step forward last week as officials learned the project would provide a windfall for town coffers while having minimal impact on traffic. More...

Cumby’s gas pumps go offline Monday afternoon

The town was without an operating filling station Monday afternoon, flash-backing memories to the gasless month of September 2014. Fortunately, the drought didn’t last 35 days. More...

Town seeks GIS coordinator

The town has made its decision: An environmental scientist will continue to coordinate the geographical information system. More...

Upcoming Events

Wiffle ball game Sunday at rec center

Although major-league pitchers and catchers don’t report to spring training for another five weeks, ballplayers in Jamestown will be throwing curveballs this weekend. More...

Library Corner

JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARYALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLICClosed Monday, January 18 for Martin Luther King Day More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Jan. 4-11 responded to 446 service calls, resulting in 215 security checks, 13 fire dispatches, seven animal complaints and 13 alarms. More...

Legals

legal notice

Town of Jamestown Zoning Board Of Review Notice of Public Hearing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING JANUARY 26, 2016, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, More...